Copyright Claims Release
If you’ve received a YouTube copyright claim in a video that contains my music, then you can use this guide to find out how to resolve the issue.
Why did I get a copyright claim?
As you may know, my music is released under CC-BY, meaning my music is free to use as long as credit is given. However, it is difficult to enforce this license across social media. There are also many instances where third parties claim my music as their own, causing widespread copyright claims on videos legally using my music – which can be really difficult to resolve.
To counter these issues, I have implemented a ‘Smart Content ID’ system to protect the library from unauthorised uses on YouTube. This system scans the description of videos using my music looking for a credit. If no credit is found, the system places a copyright claim on the video. Watch this video for a brief overview.
So if you’ve received a claim, it is possible you do not have a credit in the description of your video.
What does a claim from me look like?
A claim from me will state ownership by the following:
We Are Era Music BV, claimed on behalf of Scott Buckley
If the claim looks different to this, then your claim may be because a different reason, including a conflict with a third-party who is claiming my music falsely. If this is the case, please get in touch here: Contact
How to remove the claim
- Make sure your video description has an appropriate credit (see below)
- Fill out this form to have the claim released (within 1 business day): >> Claim Release Form <<
What should a credit look like?
The Smart Content ID system is specifically looking for the following text in your video description:
- Scott Buckley
However, your credit should at least say that it is the music that you are crediting me for (e.g. Music by Scott Buckley). An ideal credit will look like the following:
[Track Title] by Scott Buckley – released under CC-BY 4.0. www.scottbuckley.com.au
I’ve already credited you – why did I still get a claim?
Common causes could include:
- The credit was added after the claim was made. Adding credits will not automatically remove a claim – please use the form above to request removal.
- The claim was added for a different reason (related to a third-party issue) – check this page for known issues
- The credit has been misspelled (particularly my name: Scott Buckley)
- The track you chose is not from my Creative Commons library (search for the track in the library here)
If you’ve corrected the credit, you can then use this form to have the claim released: Claim Release Form
If the claim is still present within 2 business days, please get in contact with me directly to resolve the issue.